What do you think that means? It means you might be really good at something or you might know a lot of facts about something. What are you guys experts at? I am an expert at cooking. I really like to find new recipes and make them. I have been practicing cooking for years! Do you think she talked her dad into letting her have a pet monster? I like that the story structure is different from the other books in this text set. The plot is also different.
It connects well with children due to the fact all kids usually ask their parents for a pet at some point. Teaching for comprehending and fluency: Thinking, talking, and writing about reading, K Retrieved June 6, May 02, Dawn rated it really liked it. This was a big hit. My class loved the funny pictures of monsters and descriptions of different kinds of monsters. It seemed to make total sense that a kid would beg for a pet monster. They made connections, as we read, about times they have asked their parents for a pet.
In the end, one of the student said, "Hey! We should make our own monsters and write stories about them!
It is all the better when the idea comes from This was a big hit. It is all the better when the idea comes from them!! Tomorrow we shall start our monster stories. May 26, Mary Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: Great for preschool -- love the way it would lead into creating your own monster creations.
Especially love the Latina main character. May 03, Vicki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Best book ever with illustrations that have a graph paper background. Seriously this is a super cute book about a pet monster and the responsibilities that come with it. Jun 22, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: When Winnie complains that all her friends have monsters, after some convincing, her Papa finally agrees to let her have one.
But life with a monster is not always easy, as Winnie soon finds out when he goes swimming in the toilet, soils Papa's shoes, and NEVER sleeps.
Winnie must quickly learn how to train her monster so he's not constantly misbehaving or else she might soon find herself monsterless. What made this book stand out in the humor department was all the little cheeky details that Gr When Winnie complains that all her friends have monsters, after some convincing, her Papa finally agrees to let her have one. What made this book stand out in the humor department was all the little cheeky details that Gravel included like the fact that Winnie, our protagonist, has a poster of The Cranky Ballerina One of Gravel's other more recent picture books as well as some pictures of characters from some of Gravel's other books, the fact that the dad is carrying around a book that says "The Art of Zen" when their monster is being particularly ornery, and how when the monster finally does calm down, he's intently reading a book upside down.
I also love that this is a book about a father and a daughter and there's no question in the story as to where the mother is.
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So often our culture relegates dad to the parenting sidekick but this is a dad who shows up and parents his daughter without any need for wondering where the mom is. We need more books about dads being dads without a need to point it out or be congratulatory about it. Though I suppose me bringing that point up doesn't help matters much, does it?
Also, what will make this a fabulous book to read aloud to kids is the activity Gravel includes at the end for kids to create their own monster. I will be for sure doing a monster-creation activity with my students in the library in the near future. Read my review on my blog.
Jun 20, Inge rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 11, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: All of Winnie's friends have their own pet monsters, so she begs her father for a baby monster. After making her case that she's done her research and she's prepared for caring for a monster, her dad takes her to the Monsterium where they fall in love with Gus, an adorable baby oogly-wump.
Young readers will have a terrific time reading about Gus' antics. The digital illustrations accompany the story perfectly, very colorful and humorous. This would be fun to have in my classroom library. Apr 18, Hawley rated it it was amazing. They've always loved cute monsters perhaps influenced by my now husband's gift of an ugly doll to me when we were dating long distance, which became a stuffed animal for our kids , and thought the silly monster names in this book were absolutely hilarious.
It's a darling, silly book about how a girl wants a pet monster like all of her friends and her dad eventually caves in and gets her one. Fun to read with your kids: Apr 04, Steph rated it really liked it. The ending is so cute!!! May 15, Kary rated it it was amazing Shelves: Perfect for a monster storytime. Also talks about responsibility such as for taking care of pets. Would pair well with a create your own monster activity. Jul 21, Constance rated it it was amazing. I loved this excellent read-aloud! Her artwork and the concept of getting the perfect pet monster - what a joy!
Mar 28, Mary Evers rated it it was amazing. Apr 30, Amy Goldstein rated it really liked it Shelves: There is so much to love about this book! First of all, I am crazy for everything Elise Gravel illustrates, her simple yet adorable doodles make drawing accessible to everyone. This book is part persuasion, part how-to. First, the main character, Winnie, has to convince her dad to let her get a pet baby monster. Then, with the help of a book she's read, she carefully explains how to take good care of an adopted baby monster.
The best part, however, is the added pages at the end. The author asks, There is so much to love about this book!
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The author asks, "Would you like to adopt a monster? Draw it, name it, describe it, feed it and train it. What a fun book! Sep 27, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: The perfect blend of text and illustrations portray these monsters are unique and fun, like pets! Winnie desperately wants a monster for a pet and her dad, after careful consideration of her arguments, takes her to the monsterium to one.
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Turns out, training a pet monster isn't as easy as the guidebook says! Hilarious and heartwarming, with lots of fun subtext in the pictures check out the book Dad is reading while the monster is acting out! My preschoolers loved this one, we will be reading i The perfect blend of text and illustrations portray these monsters are unique and fun, like pets! My preschoolers loved this one, we will be reading it again! Apr 12, Francis S. Poesy rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a funny take on the "responsibilities of owning a pet" story that still brings home the lesson without hitting anyone over the head.
Gravel's illustrations are delightful as are her names and descriptions of the different "breeds" of monsters. It ended a little abruptly for me, but maybe there will be a sequel! I read the French edition today, I had planned on reading the English edition right after, but some of my third graders wanted to read it so I've loaned it out to them. Plus the art has a fantastic style. Here is how he creeps into letters, like this one written by Byron: One short story he wrote, though, remains important, a vampire story that was read across Europe when it came out and led the way to Dracula.
But this sort of vampire is relatively new. As Paul Barber describes in his wonderful book, Vampires, Burial, and Death , the vampires that populated European folklore for centuries were Slavic peasant and villager revenants, ordinary people rising from their graves bloated and ruddy, with long fingernails and grave dirt in their hair. In each story, the vampire is rich, lordly, weighted down by dissatisfaction. He is, in other words, a personage not so unlike Lord Byron.
He mixes in the highest society. He is well thought of, but, secretly, a predator eager to lead virtue astray. He and a young idealistic companion, Aubrey, set off on a tour by carriage of Europe. There is no mention of whether a monkey and a peacock are with them, but the rest of it sounds familiar.
It created an international stir. A play and then an opera were based on it, events that seem unlikely to have occurred if the story had gone into the world as the work of a London physician. Just as possible is that, the manuscript having passed through several hands after Polidori wrote it, the details of its connection to Byron grew confused on the way to publication. Byron, breezily waving it off: It was like biting him with his own teeth. Her book was simultaneously a work of revenge and a provocation to renew an affair that had ended four years before: It worked as neither.
The rumors were all quite factual. Lushington was shocked by all the secrets Lady Byron had to tell him.
How To Be A Monster: Life Lessons From Lord Byron
Blues and deeper blues. In love, electric, comet-like , Claire had seduced Byron with commendable dispatch before he sailed, then hurtled herself from England, hooking Mary and Shelley along with her, to await his arrival in Switzerland. Claire had left notes and letters of greeting for him at their hotel. Byron had ignored them. Now she was standing on the beach as he and Polidori returned from a morning excursion on the lake. In a letter to his half-sister Augusta, Byron later wrote: Here is Claire to him: And here is Polidori, writing in his diary the same evening as the beach meeting, with characteristic blunt appraisal: Claire was newly Lord Byron, the old man of the group, was Of the five people grouped together that day, only Polly Dolly had a family who would have welcomed him home unreservedly.
Meanwhile, in the hotel and around the city, rumors circulated about who might be sleeping with whom thrilling conjecture: When he attended a society party in Geneva, a woman fainted when he entered the room. To save money and regain some privacy, Byron moved from the hotel to the Villa Diodati, in Cologny, a few miles or sail across the lake from Geneva. Shelley rented another, smaller home nearby. It was a short walk between the houses, along a path that traversed terraced green vineyards.
Hum of insects, cry of birds, smell of summer heavy in the air. Byron and Polidori were standing outside the villa one day when Mary Shelley approached up the path. Knowing the doctor had a crush on her; Byron urged him to jump down from where they stood and offer her his arm. They read ghost stories aloud. Then, as Mary Shelley recounted it:.
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